Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is very well having an MVP-type of season. But fantasy baseball owners have had to wonder how long Tulowitzki could stay healthy, given his past injury history.
Tulowitzki owners got a scare Friday night.
He departed Friday night’s game against the Giants with a right toe injury after leading off the top of the ninth inning with a single.
X-rays on the third metatarsal on the right foot were negative.
Tulowitzki entered the game leading the majors in hitting (.356), on-base percentage (.488), slugging (.667) and OPS, or on-base percentage plus slugging percentage (.1.115).
Though no official word is out yet from Colorado, I would expect Tulowitzki to be listed as day-to-day, which is great news.
In other injury news:
Jorge de la Rosa, Colorado Rockies
Tulo wasn’t the only Rockies player to leave Friday’s game early.
De La Rosa left Friday night’s game against the Giants after three innings because of lower-back tightness. The Rockies announced his status as day to day. De La Rosa threw two scoreless frames but began laboring during the third.
It’s the second bout with back problems for De La Rosa (6-5, 4.12 ERA) this season. On May 7, he went six innings and gave up two runs while earning a win over the Rangers in Arlington. But while doing his between-starts running, his back tightened and his next start was moved to May 16.